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Boldwood Books and Ad Lib (the non-fiction publisher launched in January 2020 by John Blake and Jon Rippon) are delighted to announce a new collaboration to bring commercial non‐fiction swiftly and nimbly to ebook readers. White Hart Books will publish a wide range of ‘true life’ content ‐ from biography to true crime; from sport to entertainment ‐ giving the consumer behind the scenes insight into the stories and personalities that everyone is talking about. For its first title, White Hart has secured digital rights to Tiger Wars by Al Cimino, which tells the story behind the extraordinary personalities that the world first saw in the smash‐hit Netflix series Tiger King and will be published on June 18th.

The digital first venture is expected to publish 15 ebook titles in 2020 which will be available via Boldwood in all English‐language territories on one global publication date. As the list develops global digital audio formats will be added for relevant titles.

Amanda Ridout, Founder and CEO of Boldwood Books, comments: ‘It is exciting to set up this association with the legendary non‐fiction publisher John Blake and to be able to bring his highly commercial content to readers all over the world. Boldwood’s sales and marketing expertise in the digital space will be harnessed to the cause of entertaining and informing consumers with real life stories, building on the success that we are currently having with our fiction list.’

John Blake, Founder and Publisher of Ad Lib adds: ‘It is just amazing to finally be teaming up with Amanda. I have watched in awe as Boldwood have whipped up a storm with a whole new way to publish and market fiction. Now we have the chance to create a powerful non‐fiction list together. This is a revolutionary approach to non‐fiction publishing. I am loving the speed and the excitement of working together.’

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